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if a clothing dryer is located outside, you don't need an exhaust hose?
a small roof was install outside on the side of my house for washing machine and dryer. since the dryer is located outside and is about 18 inches away from the wall, is not necessary for me to install air exhaust hose on the dryer?
- hartLv 61 month ago
not at all ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
- 1 month ago
You need to vent exhaust away from the dryer or your intake will be sucking in exhaust heavy with humidity. That means much longer drying time.
- Common SenseLv 71 month ago
I would say, No, you don't NEED a dryer exhaust on in an outdoor installation.
Howsoever, you say the dryer is located next to a wall. Know that without a proper exhaust hose, moisture will likely accumulate behind the dryer as will a bunch of dryer lint for you to clean.
- Aussie DevilLv 61 month ago
correct you don't
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- Bubba GubbinsLv 71 month ago
No vent required.
- dripLv 71 month ago
Check the building codes on your area.
- Christin KLv 71 month ago
Yes, you still need an exhaust hose because the lint will build up by the dryer if you don't, and it's an EXTREME fire hazard if it does.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 month ago
Personally I'd want to get all that moisture away from directly behind the machine. I'd worry about premature rusting. It costs less than ten bucks for a hose.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Not necessary for the proper operation of the dryer - - - but consider that even with 18 inches clearances from the wall, you are venting a lot of moisture and lint against it.
- T CLv 71 month ago
That is correct...